House-Flip Lender

Anchor Loans built its business providing money for rehab home deals. Now it’s looking to expand into rental financing.It’s taken 19 years for Anchor Loans to expand into the fast-growing home rental market from fix-and-flip loans.

Trash Talk Heads to Courthouse

politics: Valley group opposes city’s garbage hauling system.

Apartment owners unite against L.A.’s new garbage franchise system.

Pushback on Newhall Ranch

DEVELOPMENT: Approval for housing projects prompts suit.

Environmentalists sue – again - over Newhall Ranch’s recent approvals.

Reaching Par

SPORTS: Pivotal year for PGA tournament in Thousand Oaks.

Will PGA championship in Thousand Oaks become an annual event?

Universal TV Target Demo: Young Kids

Studio thinks channel will provide portal to older audiences.

NBCUniversal rebrands its children’s cable channel to appeal to kids as they age.

Ethnic Data Fuels Market Decisions

Market research firm focuses on customers’ culture and behavior.

Market research firm reveals culture drives consumer behaviors.

NoHo Hosts Vegan Nights Food Festival

Event organizers hope to replicate small city format elsewhere.

North Hollywood celebrates natural food with its own festival.

The Number

60 Cents: Median income for L.A. saleswomen for every $1 in men’s income

Pay gaps? L.A. women wage earners versus men.

Home Rental In a Box

INTERNET: She automated management of her vacation house and plans to share the system.

Nomadness Rentals’ software appeals to small landlords.

MannKind Relocation Pushes Share Price Higher

BIOTECH: Cost savings, access to talent cited a reasons for move to Westlake Village.

MannKind’s cost-saving move pushes up stock price.

Dole’s Cash Deals

In preparation for an IPO, Dole improves its finances by sellling its headquarters and shutting down berry operations in Ventura County.

Dole Food Co. cuts berry operations and swaps properties to help reduce debt.

Can Stooges Stage Crowdfunded Comeback?

FILM: License holder for comedy trio thinks project could revive slapstick style.

C3 Entertainment Inc. is calling all knuckleheads with a nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

Leadership Changes at Alfred Mann Foundation

RESEARCH: Hankin exits as CEO, but organization keeps cranking out startups.

David Hankin has stepped down as chief executive of the Alfred Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, the Business Journal has learned.

Americana at Brand Rethinks Advertising Policy

MARKETING: Promotion for Armenian genocide film will reach shoppers for free.

Top Caruso executives met with representatives of the Glendale chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America, or ANCA, in early September to address concerns about the relationship between the Armenian community and the luxury retail developer’s Americana at Brand shopping center in Glendale.

Soft-Touch Banking

In an age of global finance, community banks find ways to serve a niche in the neighborhood.

What makes them relevant for small business borrowers.

Win at Small Ball

Tamara Gurney discusses what lies ahead and behind for her industry.

Schools Flex Creativity With MBA Programs

EDUCATION: Administrators cater to specific segments of the student market.

MBA programs broaden to match the segmented business community.

Landlords Hustle to Limit Hurricane Damage

PUBLIC COMPANIES: Closures, repair crews and hotlines figure in recovery efforts.

Properties in the paths of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey owned by PS Business Parks Inc. in Glendale, single-family home landlord American Homes 4 Rent in Agoura Hills and self-storage developer Public Storage in Glendale, have suffered significant damage.

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

In the Dumps Over New Trash System

Winners and losers in L.A.’s new trash hauling system.

The Private Sector Benefits Us All

Public-private partnerships can build Measure M projects better and faster.

PAGA Provokes Group Response

POLITICS: Firms organize to oppose troublesome labor law.

Business group forms in Sun Valley to oppose PAGA lawsuits.

Healthy Berries Vary in Impact

FOOD: Can’t sleep? Need energy? James Lacey has the answers.

Crunchies’ founder turns to berries with new company.

Time Sharing

For members of Watch Gang’s subscription service, the clock starts anew every month with a surprise package at a discount price.

Would you subscribe monthly for a watch? Collectors would!

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Schools for Sale

Developers jockey for deals as district reshuffles real estate holdings

Simi Valley school district sheds properties, spelling gains for developers and the city.

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Violin Duel Delights Fans At Fundraiser

New West Symphony pits two maestros in strumming contest.

Dueling violinists plus antique violins equals top attendance for New West Symphony